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Outdoor Education

16 All Saints’ students enjoyed a great day on Dartmoor at the weekend as part of their Outdoor Education programme. Staff supported them in an introduction to navigation – and all returned safely!

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Festival of Remembrance

All Saints is hugely proud of Year 11 student Jack. Jack was standard bearer for MKC Heroes at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday 12th November.

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All Saints Academy Plymouth Ski Trip 2018

WHEN IS IT?

Departing the UK on Saturday 10th February, arriving back in the UK on Sunday 18th February 2018.

WHERE TO?

Skiing will be in the resort of Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley in northern Italy, staying at the 4* Hotel Alpechiara.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The total cost of the trip is £999, which includes everything shown opposite.

HOW DO I BOOK MY PLACE?

To book your place, please pay a £75 deposit to Mr. Goodman, NO LATER THAN 6th June 2016.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 6 nights half board accommodation with hot snack lunches on the mountain
  • Return travel by executive coach & cross channel ferry, including breakfast in both directions
  • 6-day ski course including 4 hours’ tuition per day with fully qualified English speaking instructors
  • Ski and boot hire
  • 6-day lift pass for Courmayeur
  • An exciting and varied apres-ski programme
  • Comprehensive winter sports insurance
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Junior Field Gun Tournament June 2016

All Saints took part today (Sunday) in the first ever Junior Field Gun Tournament as part of the Armed Forces Weekend

I used this club as part of our transition programme between Year 6s coming up to All Saints in September and current Year 7s . It was quite a challenge running a club that involved many different schools but we were the only secondary school competing and Year 6 parent feedback as to the club being a taster of what ASAP has to offer has been so positive

We had 10 children from the following primaries- Knowle, Mount Wise, Ernesettle, Mayflower, Montpelier and Weston Mill. 6 students came from All Saints. They have been training hard for the last few months and they did extremely well today showing the characteristics that Field Gun demands - teamwork, communication and discipline.

A fantastic achievement by all the students that took part today. Please congratulate our 6 - James, Declan, Toby, Ben, Ben and Luke

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Art Festival March 2016

Sixty Year 5 primary school students with an interest in drama, art and music recently headed over to All Saints Academy Plymouth (ASAP) for its inaugural Primary Arts Festival to unleash their creative confidence. Using the visual, performing and musical arts as a platform, they were encouraged to experiment with the sounds, colour and storytelling of Africa.

Katee, a pupil at Knowle Primary School said:

‘I loved the Mask Making and using my imagination. I think the drumming has helped improve my listening skills’

ASAP's Creative Arts team, headed by Steve Cowin, ensured the small teams of youngsters from its neighbouring primary schools (Widey Court, Pennycross, Knowle, Shakespeare, Mayflower and Riverside) had a great learning experience on their carousel of activities.

Miss Rees, teaching assistant at Pennycross Primary School said:

‘“The activities were well pitched and balanced. All the children really enjoyed themselves and said they’d had the best day!”.›

Celebrating Africa’s multifaceted culture, the children recreated African fables in the drama department, made masks with art teachers and explored the rhythms of the continent on drums in their music workshops. The event culminated in an afternoon show where they celebrated everything they had learnt and made during the course of the day in front of their parents.

Jayne Carter, teaching assistant at Widey Court Primary School said:

‘ASAP staff really connected with the children and nothing was too much trouble for them. Emily and Sinead, our Year 8 ASAP ambassadors, worked extremely hard with our group and were so friendly and accommodating; it was especially nice for our students as both girls were old Widey Court pupils.›
‘The theme of Africa was a brilliant choice and gave us a wealth of exciting content for the festival. It galvanised all our young creative visitors to provide an incredible learning experience for Plymouth's next generation of artists, actors and musicians." ›

said Steve Cowin, head of ASAP's Creative Arts department, who delivered ASAP's inaugural Primary Arts Festival with support from his department and ASAP students.

‘The arts are a powerful way to help children explore the wider world,›

said Gary Futcher, ASAP's Headteacher who studied English and Drama himself before launching a marketing career in theatre. He later retrained as a teacher, enabling him to share his passion for the creative arts in the classroom.

‘I am delighted we were able to use the talents of our staff and our school facilities to inspire the next generation of young creatives,›

he added.

As part of its commitment to the development of collaborative learning experiences, All Saints Academy Plymouth hosts a programme of initiatives and activities designed to raise aspirations and enhance the financial awareness, enterprise, creative, STEM and life skills of primary school pupils across Plymouth.

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